#1
Does one metal show differ from another?

For example, is a Slayer show more dangerous than an Opeth show? Is a Mastodon show more friendly than a Cannibal Corpse show? Is a pit at a Meshuggah show hungrier than a Cynic pit? etc. etc.
#4
Oddly, the most violent pits I experienced were an an Opeth show.

I've never been to an unfriendly Metal show, they do vary of course. Thrash shows are very much the hyperactive ones, quite aggressive, but friendly enough. I went to see Gojira and In Flames, and since that was a more Melodeath crowd, it was quite relaxed, but not for Gojira, they brought out fists and fury.

get to the front row and it's always good though. Unless you're at one of those perverted Deathcore shows where the band spits on you.
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#5
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Depends on the crowd.


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And the venue, or at least thats a perspective thing. All smaller shows ive been to always seem to be much more active and involved.
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#6
Elton John has a pretty rough crowd.
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#7
they all kind of dangerous, but i think most, not all, of the people know its all in fun and dont actually try to hurt anyone
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#8
If you fall, everyone I've seen picks you up. The most violent pit I've seen was at a Slayer show. A guy was walking around the circle pit punching people in the face. It was my first concert so I was in the stands lmao.
#9
What kids call hardcore these days are more dangerous than metal shows, but really it all depends on the band. Seriously, I went to see Napalm Death live and the pits were just fun etc etc where yes I am a Parkway Drive man that pushing mosh and the HxC dancing just ticks me off to extremes. But yeah at metal shows they pick you up when you fall, don't worry you'll be fine. My first moshpit was to Profugus Mortis now known as Blackguard and taht was hella fun.
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What kids call hardcore these days are more dangerous than metal shows, but really it all depends on the band. Seriously, I went to see Napalm Death live and the pits were just fun etc etc where yes I am a Parkway Drive man that pushing mosh and the HxC dancing just ticks me off to extremes. But yeah at metal shows they pick you up when you fall, don't worry you'll be fine. My first moshpit was to Profugus Mortis now known as Blackguard and taht was hella fun.

If HxC dancing is associated with hardcore shows (obviously >_>, then how does one dance at a metal show? Honestly I have only been to hardcore shows.
#11
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If HxC dancing is associated with hardcore shows (obviously >_>, then how does one dance at a metal show? Honestly I have only been to hardcore shows.


You mosh.

Now, most people think moshes are for big guys who beat small babies up. ACtually, a proper mosh is just running in circles, shoving, getting pumped, and if someone falls, you pick them up or you're generally kicked from the mosh by others.

Anyways, to the OP, grind shows and old-school hardcore punk shows are the only violent moshes I've ever seen. They just beat each other up because they think they're cool.
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#13
Rarely meet nobheads at metal shows these days, usually a great buzz at smaller gigs over here.
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#14
Opeth was surprisingly violent.

Who the hell crowdsurfs to Credence?
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#15
I'm not a big mosher myself. Last time I actually did it was last year at Gigantour and I lost my fucking glasses.
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#16
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I'm not a big mosher myself. Last time I actually did it was last year at Gigantour and I lost my fucking glasses.


I'm sorry but unless you are almost legally blind, there is no need for glasses at a show. I never wear mine to shows, and I haev AWFUL vision, like 30/40 or something.
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#17
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I'm sorry but unless you are almost legally blind, there is no need for glasses at a show. I never wear mine to shows, and I haev AWFUL vision, like 30/40 or something.

Yeah, it was a mistake on my part. I still wear them to gigs as long as I'm not on the floor.
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#19
Most metal concerts/festivals I've been to haven't been violent at all; the atmosphere is always really friendly, and you often make new friends (especially when you mosh). As everyone before me has said, the pit differs depending on the band. For instance, the pits at a Suffocation concert I went to (not Summer Slaughter, long time ago) were friendlier than many other concerts which had less "extreme" bands. (think Opeth, etc.)
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